Updated 10/23/2017 - 11p
We are extending the
Let's all work together, sign up, & get a few sponsors. We work like a well oiled machine when we all work together.
Let’s bring on the Wild Rumpus Parties, Dirt Cake Parties & Pies In The Face!!
Wow LOOK how we are doing, let's get to our $55,000 goal!
READ-A-THON EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 - 10/15/17 - UPDATE
This will gives Track 3 & 4 an extra week to raise additional funds. Tracks 1 & 2 will get an extra 2 weeks. As of last week the school has raised slightly more than $34,000 which nets PTA $25, 526 (75%). In two more weeks we can certainly raise $4,000-$8,000 more. We need your help in this!!!
Congrats to the classrooms below that have earned $1000 or more. Each class in this category that has not enjoyed a wild rumpus will be scheduled over the next two weeks. Let's make this last push to raise money to fund the PTA Budget which ultimately funds classrooms and staff.
Jason Lamanna 2255
Karen Rabon 2025
Jennifer Leavitt 2000
Julie Hay 1935
Madeline Griep 1625
Alyson Bandi 1599.91
Grace Averett 1590
Jaymie Boose 1545
Carolyn Rich 1530
Cassie Sigmon 1415
Tina Clark 1390
Cathy Parrish 1315
Erika Larson 1225
Krista VanAntwerp 1175
Susan Whitley 1050
Lisa Gainey 1005
Tara Chavis 1000
PLEASANT UNION NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT - 10/2/2017 update
Pleasant Union holds one fundraiser a year. This is it!!!! In order to provide our students, staff & families at Pleasant Union we have to increase sponsorship & involvement for this fundraiser to be successful. Currently, approximately 100 children have not even set up a page. 300 students have not gotten 1 single sponsor. Current funds raised are $28,925. Our goal is $55,000. We are short approximately $26,000.
We have 7 days remaining for this fundraiser.
What Happens if We Don't Reach Our 2017-2018 goal? We could have to charge families for the Valentine’s Dance & Spring Fling. Decrease in funds for our technology, music, art & AIG departments. No grandparent’s breakfast, muffins for moms or donuts for dads. Less Author Visits, & other Cultural Arts performances.
This is PUE’s one fundraiser for the year. We will have to host another fundraiser at the school in order to provide for our teachers & administration at PUE. The PTA funds do not carry forward from each school year. These funds are required for the 2017-2018 school year.
How Can YOU Help? Get your child’s page set up & send it to close family and friends. There is no requirement to use social media. Let’s bring on the Wild Rumpus parties, dirt cake parties & pies in the face. This is a celebration of Reading V your child’s success in our school! Please remember that although large contributions help, it isn't the large contributions that make the difference in fundraisers. It is every participant setting up for 3, or more donors. Our goal was based on each Pleasant Union child arranging for 3 donors of at least $30 each to reach our $55,000 goal.
In addition: Businesses can sponsor students & the school. Our fundraising efforts are immediately realized as the Read-a-Thon Fundraiser collects Donations versus Pledges. Read-a-Thon is primarily done online. If, however, you cannot participate online you can write a check directly to the PUE PTA, who, in turn will deposit your check & transfer it to the online fundraiser.
Heather Wilson, President
Monday September 18th - Friday September 29th - Tracks 2 & 4
Monday October 2nd - Friday October 13th - Tracks 1 & 3
The PUE PTA is excited to announce our 1st ever Read-A-Thon at Pleasant Union.
Step 1: Go to www.read-a-thon.com/readers/ & Enter your secret code
Step 2: Create your Profile
Step 3: Track your Reading Sessions Online
How will the PTA put the fundraising to use this year?
PTA will help Pleasant Union continue to build its 21st Century Learning Environments. This includes mobile/flexible furniture, up to date technology, conference costs for our teachers to attend professional development not available at Pleasant Union, miscellaneous in-class supplies specific to your child's classroom, and support for the global learning initiative begun this year.
Did you know that if we reach our fundraising goal of $55,000 that:
PUE keeps 75%: $41,250 Students earn 15% to spend in the Read-a-thon Prize Store for their reaching set goals Only 7% goes to the
Read-a-Thon organization 3% goes to online transaction fees
In addition: Businesses can sponsor students and the school. Our fundraising efforts are immediately realized as the Read-a-Thon Fundraiser collects Donations versus Pledges. Read-a-Thon is primarily done online. If, however, you cannot participate online you can write a check directly to the PUE PTA, who, in turn will deposit your check and transfer it to the online fundraiser.
So How Can Our School Have a Successful Read-a-Thon Fundraiser?
Here's the facts:
$55,000 may seem like a far reaching goal but let’s break it down PUE has 610 Students across 31 Classrooms (average of 20 students per class). So we need to raise an average of $1775 per class. Which is an average of $90 per student.
The KEY is to increase the total number of sponsors
According to Read-a-thon website on average $29 is raised per sponsor. So to reach our goal of $55K we need 1897 sponsors!! Which is an average of 60 sponsors per class Which is an average of only 3 sponsors per student . More sponsors or a higher average sponsorship enhances our chances to reach our school goal.
Additional questions about Read-a-Thon please contact:
Heather Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org OR Rachael Paden email@example.com
Thank you to
The Rachel Kendall Team,
Kiss Me Studios, & Brain Balance Achievement Center of Raleigh
for supporting PUE with
our first Read-A-Thon!
BIG THANKS to